On the use of virtualization and service technologies to enable Grid-computing

Andréa Matsunaga, Maurício Tsugawa, Ming Zhao, Liping Zhu, Vivekananthan Sanjeepan, Sumalatha Adabala, Renato Figueiredo, Herman Lam, José A B Fortes

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The In-VIGO approach to Grid-computing relies on the dynamic establishment of virtual grids on which application services are instantiated. In-VIGO was conceived to enable computational science to take place In Virtual Information Grid Organizations. Having its first version deployed on July of 2003, In-VIGO middleware is currently used by scientists from various disciplines, a noteworthy example being the computational nanoelectronics research community (http://www.nanohub.org). All components of an In-VIGO-generated virtual grid - machines, networks, applications and data - are themselves virtual and services are provided for their dynamic creation. This article reviews the In-VIGO approach to Grid-computing and overviews the associated middleware techniques and architectures for virtualizing Grid components, using services for creation of virtual grids and automatically Grid-enabling unmodified applications. The In-VIGO approach to the implementation of virtual networks and virtual application services are discussed as examples of Grid-motivated approaches to resource virtualization and Web-service creation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsJ.C. Cunha, P.D. Medeiros
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Euro-Par Conference, Euro-Par 2005 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Aug 30 2005Sep 2 2005


Other11th International Euro-Par Conference, Euro-Par 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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    Matsunaga, A., Tsugawa, M., Zhao, M., Zhu, L., Sanjeepan, V., Adabala, S., Figueiredo, R., Lam, H., & Fortes, J. A. B. (2005). On the use of virtualization and service technologies to enable Grid-computing. In J. C. Cunha, & P. D. Medeiros (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 3648, pp. 1-12)